Men's Sexual Health – Which Supplements Should be Considered?
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Men's Sexual Health – Which Supplements Should be Considered?

Written by Dr Steven Gunn (MBChB. BSc. CVIT)

A number of nutritional and natural substances from plant origin have been studied and proven safer and more effective than other products’ ingredients claims.  There is however NO MAGIC BULLET guaranteed to satisfy every man and enhance performance.  Some work well and others are a waste of time, or money, and potentially dangerous if they contain unsafe or toxic substances.

The following substances and nutritional agents have documented research and shown to be safe and effective in clinical studies.  There are very few large clinical trials but a number of well researched studies.

  • Vitamin B complex (B1, B3, B6, B12)
  • Minerals (magnesium, zinc)Men’s sexual health is often under estimated by men, women and doctors.  Sexual health is one of the organs and systems in the body, such as, the brain, the nervous system, the circulation system, the penis, the prostate, the testes, the bladder, the immune system, genetics, age, lifestyle, levels of fitness, medical disorders, medication, psycho-social-emotional factors, stress and nutrition.
  • Men, like women, should have regular check-ups with their doctors, at least every 6 months.  It is best to consult an Integrative Medicine Physician (holistic doctor) or a doctor who sub-specializes in men’s health.  The first order of the day is to have a good general examination of all the organs and systems as mentioned above, as well as blood chemistry tests checking the heart, circulation, hormones, nutrition and organ function.  Tests will include a full blood count, kidney test, urine test, glucose and insulin, total and free testosterone, DHEAS, PSA, total cholesterol and triglycerides tests, as well as nutritional levels etc.  A stress ECG is also important and tests for thick blood or clotting risk.  ED or Erectile Dysfunction in a man, especially over 40 years of age can be associated with narrowing of the coronary arteries in the heart and the risk of a heart attack.
  • Lifestyle, i.e. a bad lifestyle involving an unhealthy diet, smoking, excess alcohol, street drugs, lack of exercise, excess weight, pot belly, stress, lack of sleep, can all impact badly on a man’s sexual health.  So too can unhappiness in his job, marital problems, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, fatigue, medication and medical disorders (e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes and low testosterone levels) can all negatively impact a man’s sexual health.
  • The answer is to be proactive and practice preventative medicine and health care.  Go for the medical check.  Have your blood tests done and ECG.  Check your medication and lifestyle.  Once problems have been identified they can be improved, treated, controlled or reversed.  Some men have emotional problems.  Others have physical challenges and some, both.  It is important to note that most doctors are reluctant to given men testosterone supplemental injections when they really need it.  The healthy ranges for optimum free testosterone levels are too low and therefore millions of men are being denied testosterone hormone supplementation which can both improve and save their lives.  Consult an integrative physician.


  • There are tens to hundreds of men’s sexual health supplements on the market promising a cure for ED (impotence or poor erection) or promising extended sexual stamina, endurance and a heightened libido.  The reality is that most of these products do not work, or containing non effective or dangerous substances like rhino horn powder or Spanish Fly ingredients, with or without heavy metal contamination in some of the raw materials imported from the Far East or elsewhere, where there is poor quality control.
  • Vitamins E and C
  • Amino Acids (L-Arginine)
  • Medicinal Plants & Herbs (Tribulus terrestis, Epimedium grandiforum “Horny Goatweed”)
  • Other Plant & Herbal extracts

XTREME HEALTH.CO.ZA has a well formulated men’s sexual healthy support food supplement called TESTO-MAX HIGH PERFORMANCE capsules (60) which contains most of the ingredients listed above, and highly recommended.


References:  Scientific references and clinical studies available from LIFEXMED or XTREME HEALTH upon request.

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